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Wellesley College Neuus 

Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post ofnceat Framingham, Mass., under the :.ct of March 3, 1S7S. 



VOL. XXIV 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 

Thursday, May 24, Christian Association Meetings. 
Billings, Miss Thompson, preparation for 
Communion. 
St. Andrews, Miss Tufts. Preparation for 
Communion. 
Friday, May 25, Open meeting of the Equal suff- 
rage League. Address by Miss Alice Stone 
Blackwell, at Billings at 7:30. 
Meetings of the Language Clubs. 
Saturday, May 26, Studio Recital given by Society 
Tau Zeta Epsilon, at the Barn at 7:30 and 
8:30 (Invitation guests). 
Sunday, May 27, Morning Chapel, Speaker Dr. 
Gains Glenn Atkins. 
Vespers. Special music. 
Tuesday, May 29, 4:15 Crew Competition. 

7:00 Step Singing, 1917 give up the Steps. 
Wednesday, May 30, Decoration Day. Full Holi- 
day. 
Thursday, May 31, Christian Association Meeting. 

Installation of Officers, at Billings. 
Friday, June 1, Alternate date for Crew Competi- 
tion. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 24, 1917 



No. 30 



EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE. 

The Equal Suffrage League has been most for- 
tunate in procuring Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, 
Editor of The Woman's Journal and one of our 
most thoughtful and practical suffragists, to speak 
at their open meeting in Billings Hall, Friday 
night. May 23th at 7:30. The recent progress of 
suffrage both abroad and in the United States has 
been so rapid that even most interested people des- 
pair of keeping up with it. Miss Blackwell has 
kept up with it and will tell us what the war has 
done for suffrage and what it can do for war. She 
is very witty as well as very well-informed and will 
interest everyone, whatever may be her stand on the 
suffrage question. There will be opportunity for 
questions afterwards and we hope that everyone 
will come and satisfy any lingering doubts she may 
be cherishing as to suffrage for women. 




The Numerals on May Day 



A GARDEN PARTY AFTER ALL. 

A real Garden Party is to be held in the after- 
noon and evening of Saturday, May 2B, on the ad- 
joining estates of Dr. Wiswall and Mr. W. H. 
Blood on Grove Street, Wellesley. The college and 
Dana Hall are to have parts in the afternoon en- 
tertainment and in the evening there will be social 
dancing for everyone. 

The tickets, which are being sold for the benefit 
of War Relief and the Rebuilding Fund of the 
Congregational Church, may be obtained in col- 
lege houses from the girls who have charge of Red 
Cross work. They will be on sale at the Elevator 
Table from 9-4:15 on Thursday and Friday, May 
24 and 25. The Prices are 

Afternoon $.50, Evening $.75. 

Tickets bought at the gate will be $1.00 for both 
afternoon and evening. 

(Signed) Mary Wahdwkli,. 



~ ELECTIONS. 
Society Presidents 1917-1918. 

Agora Elizabeth Osgood 

Alpha Kappa Chi Louise Stockbridge 

Phi Sigma Elsa Graef e 

Shakespeare Helen Swormstedt 

Tau Zeta Epsilon Henrietta Mackenzie 

Zeta Alpha Margaret Goldschmidt 



uation of the United States, in Chapel on Sunday 
morning, May 20, emphasizing particularly the 
relation of the present war to the League to En- 
force Peace, which, he declared now becomes the 
object of the war. Mr. Taft's address was, in 
short, a search for, and exposition of the reason 
behind all the useless pain, a reason which he found 
in the fact that the war affords a most valuable 
lesson to the human race, and one which we must 
not shrink from learning and from disseminating, 
that lesson being that no nation should have or 
exercise in the family of nations a power which 
is a threat to the peace of the world. 

Briefly reviewing the events from the startling 
outbreak of the war in August, 1914, Mr. Taft 
pointed out that it had been absolutely imperative 
for the honor of the country and the welfare of 
the people that we enter the war. "No other al- 
ternative than war was open," he said, "if we pro- 
posed to be a nation, organized to protect the 
rights of our citizens, and to uphold the right to 
the first rank among nations which we had won in 
I860 by making supreme sacrifices for our princi- 
ples. In upholding this vindicated principle of 
democratic rule, the great democracies of the 
world, including England and Italy," where, he 
said, "the people do in reality rule, are arrayed 
against the military autocracy comprised of Aus- 
tria-Hungary and Germany whose aim to over- 
come the world by fixing her will upon it must be 
frustrated." 

After pointing out the injustices imposed by a 
, volunteer system, Mr. Taft made a strong plea 
for loyal support of the government, asking that 
we show the character of our people by giving 
to the government our support by displaying our 
belief in its credit and in the justice of its cause. 

In the course of his speech Mr. Taft voiced a 
sentiment fervently echoed in the hearts of his 
hearers, saying that he "hoped to come in some 
later time to give the final chapter of his speech 
in Victory." 



MISS EDITH WYNNE MATTHISON. 



EX- PRESIDENT TAFT TALKS ON THE 
LEAGUE TO ENFORCE PEACE. 

Resuming a talk hastily interrupted two years 
ago, Ex-President Taft reviewed the present sit- 



On Friday evening, May eighteenth, at eight 
o'clock, Wellesley College had the great privilege 
of hearing Miss Edith Wynne Matthison. Miss 
Matthison is one of the most charming of all the 



speakers Wellesley has had and her subject was 
one of the most interesting. As Miss Bennett re- 
marked in her introduction there is perhaps no one 
who has given us more happy hours during our 
college years than William Shakespeare, ai'd to 
hear Shakespeare interpreted by Miss Matthison 
is indeed something no one can well afford to miss. 
Miss Matthison read from the first three acts of 
Twelfth Night, remarking whimsically by way of 
introduction that this play gave an excellent op- 
portunity to contrast love with love-sickness. Her 
impersonation of the various characters was master- 
ly; she made each character live and made us 
wonder why any scenery was necessary after all, 
or why a cast of one person was not quite as sat- 
isfactory as the usual lengthy and complicated one. 
She brought vividly before us the amorous duke 
whose love-sick sighs were beginning to bore his 
long-suffering court; Viola, clever and sad, who 
wooed her master's lady for him so loyally, though 
she would have much preferred to woo him for 
herself; proud Olivia scornful of the love of the 
duke, yet unaccountably humble in her love for 
the disguised Viola; Malvino, full of the dignity 
and importance of his office; all these characters 
of Shakespeare's enjoyable comedy came before 
us last Friday night and played their parts for 
us as we watched Miss Matthison. 

After the play Miss Matthison read from Shakes- 
peare's sonnets. Some of those she read were not 
as generally well known as others but the hearty 
applause after each one showed that the audience 
appreciated and enjoyed them nevertheless. Be- 
fore each sonnet Miss Matthison paused until she 
had put herself into the very spirit of the poem. 
Her mood changed with that of each sonnet and 
her interpretation of each was perfect. These 
sonnets completed Miss Matthison's program but 
the applause for her was so sincere and hearty that 
she finally consented to come back, saying smilingly 
that she would read us "something not Shakes- 
peare's." The "something not Shakespeare's" 
was O'Shaunnessy's Ode beginning: 
"We are the music makers 
And we are the dreamers of dreams." 

She read this splendid poem with great feeling 
and power. Again and again the applause 

(Concluded on page 4) 



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Dorothy S. Greene, 1918, Editor-in-Chief. 

Louise Stockbridge, 1918, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumnae General Secretary and 

Alumna? Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Elisabeth Maris, 1917, Assistant Business Manager. 



Reporters. 



Katherine Donovan, 1918. Dorothy Collins, 1919. 
Alice Wharton, 1918. Rose Phelps, 1919. 

Adele Rumpp, 1919. Jeanette Mack, 1919. 

Eleanor Skerry, 1920. 



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"GIVE UNCLE SAM YOUR VACATION. 



What we are going to do with our summer vaca- 
tion is a question that must be answered soon. Most 
of us realize that we cannot indulge in the gay and 
care-free round of pleasures that we have been 
used to, but few of us realize just how serious 
this vacation is going to be. At college we are, 
to a great extent, out of contact with the world at 
large, and this makes it even more difficult for us 
to comprehend the present national situation. Our 
country is facing a great crisis and it does need 
not only the moral support, but the active service 
of every American. There is work for us to do, 
and our vacation is the time to do it in. This does 
not mean that we are to devote our energies merely 
to knitting sweaters. Let us knit sweaters, 
but let us do a great deal besides that. This 
summer the government can keep millions of 
people occupied in its various departments, and it 
is up to us to be among the millions working for it. 
If less fortunate women and girls can give their 
week or ten days to their country, can we not give 
at least a part of our three months vacation? It 
is for us to realize that our time is not our own, 
but our country's, and when she demands it we 
should give willingly, gladly. First, then, let us 
understand that our country needs each one of us, 
and then let us devote some of the weeks usually 
spent in idleness to some "job" where the govern- 
ment needs us. Thus we may feel that we have 
had at least a minute part in serving at this time 
of great need. 



HEADLINES— AND FURTHER INTO 
MATTERS. 



We are encouraged both by public opinion and 
by the convenient sale of newspapers to read the 
daily press. The stress and excitement of events 
compels most of us to have at least a headline 
knowledge of the great affairs of the world. But 
these headline thrills fade very soon from our 
memory, and the result is an inexcusably super- 
ficial acquaintance with current events.- Even for 
those who read the newspapers more completely, it 
is hard to follow concisely, to correlate on conflict- 
ing statements, and to realize the significance of 
what is going on. 

This is a plea for more intensive and thoughtful 
war reading. And it is not in the daily news- 
papers, valuable as they are, that we can acquire a 
sympathetic interest in the problems and significant 
questions which the war involves. It is rather, in 
the varied literary material, in new books of phil- 
osophical or biographical interest, in novels which 
bear on the vital issues, that a deeper knowledge is 
to be found. It is through a good book that we 
can gain a more coherent impression, a more in- 
tense appreciation. Profitable war books are 
numerous. They arc in our reach in a most con- 
venient manner. The Library has put at our dis- 
posal a War Shelf, devoted to the best and most 
vital literature. The material is varied enough to 
suit all tastes; there are all kinds of subjects 
treated, from abstract and theoretical discussions 
to Hie most vividly personal experiences. New 
additions arc made from time to time. 

We cannot afford to let this valuable opportu- 
nity pass. This issue of the News contains a re- 



view (entitled Flowers in the Mud) of two recent- 
ly acquired books which gives us an example of the 
type of reading that all may enjoy. Let us aim to 
show evidence of our interest by patronizing the 
War Shelf, and other war literature. We find that 
it will be not merely a profitable duty, but a pleas- 
ure; its reward is the development of our sympathy 
and a keener and a more appreciative comprehen- 
sion of the great vital problems. 



FREE PRESS. 

All cont7'ibutions for this column must be signed 
with the full name of the author. Only articles 
thus signed will be printed. Initials or numerals 
will be used in printing the articles if the writer so 
desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible 
for opinions and statements which appear in this 
column. 

I. 
"Courageous Thinking" 

College students, especially girls, are everywhere 
asking, "What can we do for the war." For one 
thing we are pre-eminently filled — to think, and 
let us add to that to think courageously. Surely no 
sacrifice is too great for us when we have thought 
things clearly through to the finish. And yet it is 
possible that we have not yet recognized our 
supreme chance. We purchase a new hat, be- 
cause we are tired of our rose-colored one; we 
invest in a perfect dream of a waist, because it 
was irresistible in the shop window; and last of 
all we sit down to innumerable drug-store con- 
coctions to pass away the time pleasantly. Un- 
doubtedly, there is pleasure in it all, but does it 
involve a careful, broad-minded consideration 
which comes from the big and vital impulses 
which our knowledge of what is now going on 
should spur us on to? If we persistently face the 
issue, and put on one side of the balance the per- 
sonal indulgences we so easily yield to and on the 
other, as we must do, the children, the very future 
of Belgium, can we take our seats even in the 
second balcony at such a price? E. A. 

II. 
House Your Bicycle? 
All owners of bicycles would like a place to 
keep them dry in rainy weather, and all non- 
owners hate to see the campus littered up with 
bicycles thrown here and there. A shelter afford- 
ed by canvas roofing and stalls of some kind 
behind the library makes both an economic and 
aesthetic appeal. Afterwards we would pray for 
some device whereby bicycles could be more safely 
entrusted to that place, than our umbrellas can lie 
entrusted at present to the public racks. 

G. D. '18. 
III. 
To Serve — How? 
All the world knows from the daily papers that 
Wellesley girls have mobilized "for service." The 
alumnae know also, from the frank questioning 
in the "News," that some of the thousand enthu- 
siastic recruits are wondering just how they can 
best use (during the summer especially) the phy- 
sical and mental fitness they are acquiring. Many 
ways have been suggested, but may one alumna 
make so bold as to remind you of something you 



know already- — that one way in which college girls 
can serve the ideals of freedom and democracy is 
by furthering the concrete expression of those 
ideals within the country? You cannot do a great 
deal as individuals, perhaps, but you can get in 
touch with organized constructive effort, and- even 
if you cannot create an atmosphere of intelligent 
public opinion, you can at least be one (1) unit of 
well-informed public opinion, which is so much 
clear gain, both for yourself and for your commun- 
ity. 

1. You can help to prevent the breaking down 
of laws for the protection of children and indus- 
trial workers. If you cannot actually work with 
the Consumers League, or the American Associa- 
tion for Labor Legislation, you can appoint your- 
self a Publicity Committee of one to inform your 
friends of the danger of retrogressive legislation. 
Many people do not know that such action is being 
taken, and might welcome a chance to serve their 
country by helping to maintain the hard-won 
standards of industry. 

2. When a Society for the Relief of the De- 
pendents of Soldiers is organized in your home 
town, you can refuse to become a member, and 
can insist that in a democratic country all such 
aid should be given by the government in the form 
of adequate pay or pension. Your refusal to join 
will probably not affect the Society, because (a) 
people like to give charity, and (o) it is not easy 
to persuade "those in authority" that when a man 
gives his life for his country, the least the country 
can do is to see to it that his family is not forced 
to accept the bitter bread of charity. But your 
protest mil be of two-fold service — you will de- 
crease the ranks of the Society by one and in- 
crease the ranks of the other side by the same 
number. 

3. Most important of all, you can be tolerant, 
and help to create an atmosphere of tolerance, 
If there is one thing above all others for which 
college people should stand, it is respect for the 
ideals and convictions of others. Perhaps it is too 
much to expect of even college people in America 
that they accord to those who differ with them 
the same freedom of thought and action they de- 
mand for themselves. It is difficult for us to get 
away from the old Puritan interpretation of free- 
dom, especially at times when feeling runs high. 
But if we believe passionately in an ideal, we will 
not give it up merely because the way in which 
someone else practises it excites our disapproval. 
College people having been (supposedly) "broad- 
ened" by their college training ought to guard 
with especial jealously the freedom of those witli 
whom they disagree to disagree with them. 

4. And so ad infinitum. There is the problem 
of moral conditions in the training camps, the 
problem of the Americanization of aliens, and of 
the increase of juvenile delinquency due to the 
fathers' absence. If you are in or near a city 
and wish to do something more concrete than 
create public opinion you might take youngsters 
on "hikes" or teach a foreign woman English. Be 
not deterred from doing anything at all by the 
fact that you cannot do much. Even the Russian 
revolution was made possible only by the devotion 
of individuals to their ideals in the face of almost 
certain death. And that same measure of devo- 
tion will be exacted of you today. You may not 
be called upon to face death for your ideals, but 
you may meet with a chilling apathy or a polite 
amusement, compared to which certain death would 
be a small matter. K. V. E., 1316. 

IV. 
Pleasure and Patriotism 
Nine hundred girls have been enlisted for more 
than a week. One can still notice a difference 
in the topics of conversation, but can one see a 
difference in the lives of the majority? They show 
enthusiasm over drilling; they conform to the 
mobilization plan when convenient, but, if it inter- 
feres with their pleasure, they say, "we must not 



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be too serious in sticking to the letter of the law." 
Of course we should not think too much of the "let- 
ter of the law," but not because we do not want 
to think of the law at all, but because we are 
thinking of the spirit. The plan means that we 
should develop a sense of proportion about our 
time, and plan our days sanely and thoughtfully; 
it is not a strange new plan for the national crisis, 
but one which we should always have followed any- 
way. But those who do not follow the plan now 
that they have promised, not only are they liars, 
but they are unpatriotic. 

I was quite shocked the other day to find that 
we were to have food at "open house." "But we 
must have some recreation," I was told. Does 
recreation mean food? Then I began to count 
up. Suppose that "a society house is used three 
times a day for parties, and that each party costs 
$1.00 (though I think both figures are really high- 
er than this), and that a few extra dollars are 
spent for food for open house or vespers. $35.00 
will be spent in each society house a week. $150.00 
in all six society houses each week, and more than 
$0'00.00 each month, all for unnecessary food. 
Perhaps a little of the food goes to outside guests, 
but most is eaten by us who have meals bought 
and paid for in the dormitories, and our absence 
from meals does not mean an appreciable saving. 
"But money must be kept in circulation," I have 
been told. The money would be quite as much in 
circulation if sent to feed the starving Belgians, 
or Armenians or Poles. Even money "in the 
bank" is in circulation. 

But you wouldn't close the society houses ! They 
are so "homey." No, but can't we go into a society 
house without having a "party?" Does "home" 
mean "eating?" 

I have never understood why people had to go 
so out of their way for recreation, there has al- 
ways seemed so much happiness along the way. 
But if we must seek pleasure, cant we find it in 
anything but food; is this a college of gluttons? 

This is a national crisis, and there is great 
scarcity of food. Are we going to plant potatoes 
and eat strawberries? Can't we learn to live 
sanely and simply? Aren't we going to develop 
a sense of proportion and be patriots? 

M. S. 1918. 
V. 
Who are the Slackers? 
Why should we "enlist" under a plan not only 
pledging ourselves to live a normal life but pledg- 
ing ourselves, too, to attend chapel regularly and 
to drill? Most of us admit that we ought to lead 
more efficient lives. Signing the enlistment blank 
has not made girls do this because they are in- 
terpreting it to please themselves. I have picked 
out chapel attendance and drilling as most repre- 
sentative of the things in the mobilization plan 
which very few people can follow out. Many girls 
do not believe in going to chapel. Others feel 
that their time can often be more advantageously 
used in studying from eight o'clock until a first 
class. Moreover what has chapel to do with 
physical efficiency? Much more important, how- 
ever, is the consideration of the drill. Of course 
outdoor exercise is an excellent thing. But if 
girls have an hour a week to spend in helping their 
country, why should they spend it on themselves 
alone, especially at a time when there is so much 
important work to do. ___ If girls feel that for phy- 
sical efficiency, they need more exercise than they 
already have, there is out-door work in the form 
of farming that they can do right away. Many 
girls are already helping Mr. Woods "farm." But 
new gardens could be started to anticipate the 
shortage in food that experts tell us is coming. 
Squads of the girls living near Wellesley could 
be organized to keep them weeded during the 
summer. This would be hard work but it would 
be accomplishing something useful. Do not let 
us keep a pledge according to various "broad" 
interpretations and by doing this and drilling an 



hour a week think we are doing a wonderful 
thing for the United States! Let us get to work! 
The mobilization plan was meant either to get 
everyone together working for one end or to gain 
individual personal efficiency. The broad inter- 
pretations nullify either aim. 

Call us slackers if you will but we who have not 
"enlisted" have thought it over seriously. We 
either do not believe in it or we feel that our 
time can be more advantageously used in other 
ways. 

The third part of the plan, namely, the study 
of problems of international peace and recon- 
struction, is an excellent idea. A meeting to con- 
sider a plan for such study was held in Stone Hall 
before the mobilization plan was known. Six 
people attended ! Let us hope that signing their 
names to the mobilization plan will increase the 
number at the next peace meeting. 

1917. 



FLOWERS IN THE MUD. 



To those who are more interested in the spiritual 
implications of the great war than in the descrip- 
tion of battles one would like to recommend two 
books recentby received by the library. 

The anonymous writer of "Lettres d'un Soldat" 
was a young French artist of high courage and 
keen sensibility, and in these letters one sees him 
moving amid the horrors and brutalities of war- 
fare with something of the spiritual aloofness of 
the Maid of France. Writing daily, almost hour- 
ly, to the mother whom he adores, he dwells upon 
the beauty of the landscape even in its desecration 
in language of such limpidity and charm that the 
artist's vision is imparted to the reader as clearly 
as in other circumstances it might have found ex- 
pression on canvas. "I have tried to gather 
flowers in the mud, keep them in remembrance 
of me," he writes, and again, "My happiness is 
in having been able to keep on telling you that all 
is not ugliness." Steadily he keeps to his self- 
appointed task of living only in the present 
moment, but with eyes fixed on the eternal. Xow 
and then the veil is lifted for a moment on the 
inner conflict, but mostly one must read between 
the lines the suffering and struggle that brought 
him out upon the heights of faith. In the very 
midst of a battle, he writes his paean of triumph 
and renunciation: "I have no idea what a new 
life may be; I have only the certainty that we 
are creating life. For whom and for what time? 
No matter. What I know, certified to me from 
the depths of my inmost being, is that the harvest 
of the French genius will be gathered in, and the 
intellectuality of our race will not suffer from 
the heavy blows which have been dealt to it ... . 
This is the real sacrifice; to give up the hope of 
being the standard bearer. It is fine for the 
child at play to carry the flag; but for the man, 
let it suffice to know that it will be carried what- 
ever happens." 

Donald Hankey, the author of "A Student in 
Arms," was an Englishman educated at Sand- 
hurst and Oxford, receiving the training of a 
soldier at the one place, of a thinker at the other. 
Serving both as officer and as private in the ranks 
He had plenty of opportunity for observing his 
fellows, and was peculiarly fitted by training and 
temperament to depict from the inside the spirit- 
ual reaction of the British soldier to the war. Of 
his comrades he writes, "They have been salted 
with fire. They are the living proof that pain 




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and suffering are something more than sheer 
cruelty — rather the conditions that turn human 
animals into men and then into saints and heroes 
fit for the Kingdom of God." 

With such as these "Uscimmo a riveder le 
stelle." Both writers have fared bravely forth to 
continue their quest beyond the blood stained bat- 
tlefields, but the flowers of the spirit which they 
have gathered there remain for our comfort and 
hope. a E. D. R. 



GIVE UNCLE SAM YOUR VACATION. 

The United States Government will receive the 
services this Summer of nearly 5,000,000 men and 
women, if the "Vacation Service" movement start- 
ed here is carried out according to the plans orig- 
inated by Professor Francis B. Crocker, formerly 
of Columbia University and a past president of 
the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. 
The movement means that the Government will re- 
ceive about 10,000,000 weeks, or more than 193,300 
years of the time of these men and women, who 
will give their vacations to their country us their 
patriotic duty. 

"This war is the most serious crisis the United 
States has ever -faced — the work of every man, 
woman and child is needed to bring it to a suc- 
cessful conclusion. Every hour given to the Gov- 
ernment is an hour gained in bringing the war 
to an early end. Understanding this, the 'Vaca- 
tion Service' movement was started. Everyone 
in the United States that takes a vacation, and it 
is estimated that there are five million such, can 
do his or her bit by giving their two weeks to Gov- 
ernment work. 

"Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of 
these are specialists in their various trades or pro- 
fessions — they can give the services of experts. 
Others can put in their time on the farms helping 
to solve the vital food problem of the world. There 
are hundreds of other tasks in which these patriots 
could help their country. 

"Every person willing to do this should apply 
to the nearest Government depot or arrange to 
spend their vacations on the farms." 



A CUP OF COCOA. 



Madame Dupriez's treasure-box, in the English 
Literature office, had received up to Saturday noon. 
May 19, §35-2.61. IT IS STILL THERE. Gen- 
erous contributions have come from the Mandolin 
Club, from The Worn Doorstep, from the Milton 
class, from Freeman, and additional gifts from 
Stone. The money comes in checks and bills, by 
muckles and by nickels, by coppers till the box 
o'erspills, by quarters, dimes and nickels. AH 
welcome ! K < L_ j^ 



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COLLEGE NOTES. 

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sonal items concerning students, faculty, and others on 
our campus or closely associated with the college. 
Please send notes of interest to the Editor at the News 
Office, Chapel basemen, or drop in the contribution box 
on the News bulletin before 9.00 A. M. Monday). 



Two Prizes for Wellesley. 
Helen MacMillin has been awarded second place 
in the Essay contest in the Competition of the As- 
sociation of Northern College Magazines. The 
title of her Essay is "Imagism." She is the only 
Wellesley girl to appear in the roll of honor of 
this contest. 



Wellesley has been honored this year by having 
one of her students receive the second highest honor 
in the competition for the William H. Baldwin 
prize for essays submitted on the subject of "Ten- 
dencies in Municipal Budget Making." The first 
prize of one hundred dollars went to Albert Elmer 
Marks of Harvard, and the second, honorable men- 
tion, to Wilhelmina Josopait, 1918. The judges 
were Dr. B. E. Schultz of the New York Training 
School for Public Service and Mr. Frederic B. 
Greenberg of the Philadelphia Bureau of Municipal 
Research. 



Alnah James Wins Scholarship. 
The Economics Scholarship offered by Mr. de 
Schweinitz on behalf of the Charity Organization 
Society of New York, to study the work of the 
New York Charity Organizations, and the city's in- 
dustrial life and needs, has been awarded to Alnah 
James, 1918, with Mildred Lauder as alternate. 



Spanish Cluu Elects Officers. 
The last meeting of the Circulo Castellauo was 
held Friday, May 18, in the Pit. The elections 
for next year are Grace Chadwick, president; 
Marion Bracket, vice-president and treasurer; and 
Mary Francis, secretary. 



Miss Manship of the Hygiene Department will 
be instructor in Esthetic Dancing at Dartmouth 
College, Sumimer Session, July 9th to August 14-th. 



Marie Fentzlaff, '17, was married in New York 
City on Friday, May 18, to Walter Hinrichs, Co- 
lumbia University. She will take her degree with 
her class, returning to Wellesley for graduation 
week. Both Marie and her husband rowed stroke 
on their college crews. 



A tea was given at Shakespeare house on Fri- 
day afternoon, May 19, in honor of Miss Edith 
Wynne Matthison. 



Phi Sigma, T. Z. E. and Shakespeare spent the 
week-end at the shore. Agora gave up its shore 
party and instead went down the Charles River 
Saturday afternoon, and Sunday walked to Pegan 
where vespers were held. 



Students of zoology spent a delightful Satur- 
day at Nahant climbing over and around tide pools 
and partaking of interminable lunches. 



All-college tennis and golf tournaments are being 
played off as the weather permits. 

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PROGRAM MEETINGS, MAY 19, 1917. 



PHI SIGMA. 

Given at the shore 

Selections from Peer Gynt. 

(Acts I, II, III and IV) 

Peer Gynt Marian Sawyer 

Ase, Solveig and other parts. . .Dorothea Bliedung 

SHAKESPEARE. 

Meeting given on the rocks at Rockford 

"Much Ado About Nothing." 

Act III, Scene 1. 

Hero Helen Swormstedt 

Margaret Olive Sheldon 

Ursula Ruth Turner 

Beatrice Mary Flournoy 

Act IV, Scene 1. 

Don Pedro Helen Snow 

Don John Katherine Moller 

Leonato Viola Rottenberg 

Friar Francis Madeline Hicks 

Claudia Katherine Scranton 

Benedick Isabel Williams 

Hero Elizabeth Evans 

Beatrice Louise DuRelle 

Act IV, Scene 2. 

Dogberry Marion Scudder 

Verges Esther Curtis 

Sexton Eleanor Newton 

First Witch Sara Porter 

Second Witch Dorothy Rhodes 

Conrad Margaret Wright 

Bornchio Ruby Hillman 

AGORA. 
Meeting postponed to Thursday, May 24. 

ALPHA KAPPA CHI. 
Two scenes from The Story of Biennis by Louis 
V. Ledoux. 

Peresphone Harriet Fuller 

Cyane Julianna Tatum 

Arethusa Frances Pettec 



Galatea Helen Sautmyer 

Hades Carrie Bowbeer 

Hermes Helen Rice 

An Old Man Esther Linton 

A Woman Martha Parsons 

The Newcomer Anna Mantz 

A Young Man Anna Morse 

Chorus 

Bessie Kofsky Mildred Little 

Jean Snyder Ethel Wells 

Gertrude Greene 

Music for songs written by Caroline Bergheim 

ZETA ALPHA. 

1. Clyde Fitch, His Place in American Drama. 

Flora Lindsay 

2. "The Truth," by Clyde Fitch. 

Acts I, III, IV. 
Jenks, Servant at the Warden's ....Ruth Candlin 

Eve Lindon Helen Page 

Laura Fraser Margaret Brown 

Beckey Warder Margaret Wilson 

Fred Lindon Cora Lee King 

Tom Warder Margaret Goldschmidt 

Mrs. Crespigny Flora Taft 

Mr. Roland Grace Cole 

Reading and criticism of Act II 
Martha Jane Judson ' 
III. Summary of the Year's Work 
Mildred Conrad 



CORRECTION. 



The 1917 Legenda Board wishes to correct nn 
error made in giving the address of Miss Adclc 
Schroeder. It is .5400 Greenwood Avenue, Chica- 
go, 111. 

(Continued from page 1) 
brought her back to bow and smile. None of 
those who heard Miss Matthison will soon forget 
her great power and her masterly interpretation, 
her voice and the charm of her personality. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



SOMETHING WRONG! 



PARLIAMENT 

of 

FOOLS 



SUSAN LOWELL'S SOLO. 
Perhaps 1019 Would Like to Learn the Words. 



1. 
War is very serious and we must rlo our share 
To show them that we care 
That we help them all we dare. 
So-o let us turn to farming' 
And provide the soldiers' fare, 
Let us learn to raise the vegetable. 

2. 
'17 you soon will leave the college life you led 
Going forth instead, 
To earn your daily bread. 
If you really do expect to be properly fed 
You'd better learn to raise the celery. 

3. 
Cabbages for '18 we should advocate as wise, 
She can raise them if she tries 
So they'll grow to quite a size; 
Then we know that next year's heads 
Will be just great, we surmise 
They'd better learn to raise the cabbage head. 

I. 
Freshmen dear, we're judging yqu by all that we 

have seen 
And we think that you will be keen 
When you've worn off all the green; 
But if ever toward the tree of knowledge 
You expect to lean 
You'd better learn to cultivate the bean. 

5. 
For us perhaps potato raising would be sane 
But for us it is too tame. 
To it we do not deign 
For we're the class in college 
That is going to raise the cane. 
Sophomores are going to raise the cane. 



STILL, WE HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING! 

Is Ibid one of the writings of the Church 
Fathers? I see it referred to so often when read- 
ing my Bible lesson. 

We are reading Aedipus wrecks, now, but I 
haven't yet found out what he is wrecking. 



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He has tickets for the latest show, 
And always knows just where to go 
To get the diickic.it things to cat. 
Where one sees only the elite, 
But — He's my room-mate's. 

He gives me tea occasionally, 
And gets my coat so gallantly. 
He kisses me right in the station 
As if I were a near relation! 
But then, it's nice to have him near, 
Even though it is quite clear 
That — He's my brother. 



WHICH PLEASE? 



There said a precocious young kid 
Who seldom does what she is bid 

"My work is just punk 

My exams I'll all flunk 
If I don't do some work," — and she did! 

E. H. 



PROSPECTIVE NURSES. 



A teaspoonful of ginger will help — now what 

attack? 
And effervescing soda cures — clear thought I lack. 
A splint that's for a finger should extend — from 

where to when? 
And, Oh, for fractured thigh bones — well that's 

beyond my ken. 
A stimulant for shock — But be specific, please. 
Does arsenic cure hiccoughs, or just a wheezy 

sneeze? 
If only they'd asked me how to cure a broken spine. 
But all their little questions were, of course, out 

of my mind. M. M., '18. 



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RELIGIOUS NOTES. 
At the Christian Association meeting held in 
Billings Hall on the evening of May 17, Dr. James 
F. Richards spoke on The College Girl and the 
Church. 



An open discussion meeting on the subject: 
What does good citizenship mean to you? was 
led by Marie Wilcoxen at The Elms on Thursday 
evening, May 17. 

Musical vespers were held in the chapel on Sun- 
day evening, May 20. 



THE NEW WAR RELIEF CHAIRMAN. 

The chairman of the War Relief Committee for 
next year is Elizabeth Frost, 1919. The work un- 
dertaken by this committee has assumed such 
great proportions during the past year that it will 
be no slight task to carry on the various branches. 
However, the committee feel sure that with the 
new chairman the work will continue to extend and 
will prove a success in every way. 



With the full realization that she had but a short 
time to live, she took up her class-work again and 
continued part of this up to within three days 
of her death. Her courage was an inspiration to 
all who knew her — not the courage of a single 
spectacular occasion, but the. courage of doing 
her set task day by day cheerfully and uncom- 
plainingly in spite of suffering and of the knowl- 
edge that the end could not be far away. In the 
closing days of her life she might truly have ap- 
plied to herself Henley's lines: 

"It matters not how strait the gate, 

How charged with punishments the scroll; 

I am the master of my fate; 

I am the captain of my soul." 

(Signed) Lincoln W. Riddle, 

For the Department. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

The members of the Department of Botany 
wish to express their sorrow at the death of Miss 
N'ellie Fosdiek, and at the same time their reali- 
zation of the precious memory left to them by 
her courage and cheer during the last months of 
her life. 

Miss Fosdiek was a graduate of Smith College, 
and was engaged in secretarial work for several 
years. She came to Wellesley in 1912 as Curator 
of the Botanical Laboratories. In 191,5, readjust- 
ments in the work of the department led to Miss 
Fosdiek's taking up the task of teaching, a task 
lor which she was well fitted by her personality, 
her buoyant energy, and her sincere interest in 
Ihc progress and welfare of her student; — and a 
task which she took up joyously and from which 
.In' gained much happiness. 

Bill her happiness in her teaching was only 
part of Miss Fosdiek's general keen enjoyment of 
lil'i'. when in January of the present year a slight 
nccidenl led In the discovery of a fatal disease. 



FROM MISS FOSDICK. 

The following words, in a letter of March 28, 
should be precious to Wellesley: 

"If illness brought no other blessings, the friends 
that are so kind and loving would amply compen- 
sate for the pain and weakness. Everybody is so 
dear and kind to me, so much is being done to make 
me comfortable and happy these last months of 
mine at Wellesley, that my heart is full to over- 
flowing, and I feel that all my courage will lie 
needed when I have to lay down my work. Xow I 
am content and happy. The pain is yet so slight 
as to he almost negligible. Weakness increases, 
that is, weakness of body, but my friends are help- 
ing so wonderfully to keep the spirit strong and 
true." 



APPOINTMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF 
PSYCHOLOGY. 

Former students and members of the depart- 
ment of philosophy and psychology have accepted 
the following appointments: 

Ethel Bowman, B. A., 1900 and M. A., 1907, re- 
cently instructor in psychology has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Goucher Col- 
lege. Miss Bowman will be in charge of the new- 
ly created department of psychology. 



Marie T. Collins, ,1913, in 1914-15 Assistant in 
Philosophy, has received a Sage scholarship in 
philosophy at Cornell University. 

Margaret W. Landi's, 1911, Hallowell Fellow in 
1913-11-, Assistant in Psychology and Philosophy, 
has accepted a position in the Yale University 
Library. 



RECRUITS DISCUSS PERMANENT PEACE. 

'1 he Circle for the Study of Permanent Peace 
held its first meeting at Agora on Monday even- 
ing, May 21. The discussion was opened by Isabel 
Bassett, who outlined one of the plans that has 
been suggested, that of Royce. According to this 
scheme, a hoard of trustees, membership to which 
is open to all nations, shall insure all those na- 
tions against war, as against famine, earthquake 
and the like. Vera Hemenway then commented 
briefly on the pervading idea of nationalism as the 
chief obstacle to a permanent international peace. 
Not until each country reaches the point where it 
thinks in terms of the whole world and not merely 
its own state will a lasting peace be practicable. 
Miss Orvis gave a very excellent summary of the 
even" that led up to the three great peaee confer- 
ences of the 19th century, and showed the similar- 
ity of their results, in that in each ease the' inter- 
ests of the autocrats were served, rather than those 
of the people themselves. A spirited discussion as 
to the possibilities of a permanent peace resulting 
from the present situation closed the meeting. 



PRESIDENT PENDLETON SPEAKS OF THE 
PHI BETA KAPPA MEETING. 

President Pendleton spoke in chapel on Satur- 
day morning, May 19, about her visit to Washing- 
ton, where she attended the meeting of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society at which Mr. Balfour, Anw 
bassador Cecil Spring-Rice, and eleven associates 
were received as honorary members. President 
Pendleton emphasized the fact that while the oc- 
casion was purely academic, yet it stood for 
something more than education alone.- She quoted 
Mr. Balfour as saying that study fails in its chief 
aim if it divorces itself from the vital forces of 
the times. Another thing President Pendleton 
spoke of was the gravity and sadness of eacb mem- 
ber of the British mission. Each man seemed to 
realize with full force the weight and importance 
of the momentous question of the war. 



TREASURE ISLAND AT THE HOLLIS. 

"Treasure Island" continues to be a dramatic 
magnet of great power at the Hollis Street Thea- 
tre, Boston, with audiences of absolute capacity 
proportions the rule. Actor-Manager Charles Hop- 
kins has been compelled to alter his other ar- 
rangements and extend the stay at the Hollis be- 
yond the fortnight first booked. But imperative 
considerations make it impossible to extend the 
run of the Stevenson-made play indefinitely and 
its stay is apt to be cut short abruptly, despite the 
popular rush for seats. No play of its type has 
ever been greeted with so marked a unanimity of 
critical and popular approval as has come to 
"Treasure Island." Its power to provide sheer 
entertainment, its picturesqueness, its 'humor, and 
its truly wonderful spectacular qualities have cap- 
tivated every spectator. Not the least of the 
play's many merits is the absolute fidelity shown 
the famous. Stevenson original — even to the point 
of conserving the brilliant literary qualities of 
the world's finest tale of youth, romance and ad- 
venture. 

To avoid embarrassment to out-of-town patrons, 
special arrangements have been made to provide 
for mail orders. These will lie taken care of in the 
order of their receipt and will have special con- 
sideration so far as is compatible with courtesy to 
those who buy at the box office. Seats are now on 
sale for Ihr current week and for the week begin- 
ning May 21. — -Idr. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS. 



Hlumnae ^Department 



IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALUMNAE! 






'$8®U^. 



In printing, this week, the class percentages of 
those alumnae who have paid dues to the Alumnae 
Association, attention is called to several facts: 

1. That, by vote of the Alumnae, Commence- 
ment and Tree Day notices are sent to those only 
■who have paid the annual dues of one dollar. 
exception being made in the case of reunion 
classes, to whose unpaid members these notices are 
sent by courtesy of the Association. 

2. That the fiscal year, as indicated on your 
due bill, runs from September to September, 
which means that dues paid last June were for 
the current year — September 1915 to September 
1910 — unless otherwise specified. If you re- 
ceive a due bill this year, it means that your dues 
for September 1916 to September 1917 are un- 
paid. 

3. That out of about 5,350 alumna?, some 2,300 
have not yet paid this year's dues, althoughfjhree 
notices have been sent. It is possible that some of 
these notices have gone astray because of the lack 
of correct addresses. The Alumnae Office asks 
your prompt support of the activities of the As- 
sociation of which you are a member. 

In case you have occasion to think that a mis- 
take has been made in your account, the office 
will gladly look up and correct any error. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 
Alumnae General Secretary. 

No. Living No. Paying 

Class Members Dues Percentage 

1879 15 10 66.6 

1880 30 18 60.0 

1881 17 10 58.S 

1882 20 11 55.0 

1883 40 18 15.0 

1884 52 36 69.2 

1885 41 22 53.6 

1886 50 31 62.0 

1887 54 27 ' 50.0 

1888 57 34 59.6 

1889 76 37 48.6 

1890 88 38 43.1 

1891 90 41 45.5 

1892 99 56 56.5 

1893 107 51 47.6 

1894 103 46 44.6 

1895 112 56 50.0 

1896 111 68 61.2 

1897 137 61 44.5 



TREE DAY. 



Tree. Day will occur on Saturday, June 2, but in 
a simplified form. The Tree Day exercises are 
not open this year to the public, but tickets for 
alumnae and former members of the College may 
be obtained from the Registrar, and will be ready 
for distribution May 28. A stamped and ad- 
dressed envelope should be enclosed with the re- 
quest. I 

Graduates of the Boston Normal School of 
Gymnastics may also obtain tickets upon request. 

A simple supper for alumnae and former stu- 
dents will be served after the exercises in the court 
east of the Administration Building. Tickets 
should be ordered in advance from the Registrar. 
The price will be fifty cents. 



NEWS FROM NORTH CHINA. 




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The Annual Report from the Peking Y. W. C. A. 
for 1916 proves interesting reading and shows that 
Wellesley's representatives there have laid sure 



foundations for the future work. The following- 
extracts will be of special interest. 

"The fall months have been so full of the ad- 
ventures of starting an Association that the 
earlier half of the year has faded as into a dim 
past. Yet the accomplished fact of the organi- 
zation on the twenty-first of October, could not 
have been possible without the preparation of the 
spring .... 

The first of May, a committee composed of four 
Chinese and five foreign women, representing the 
various denominations at work in the city, met to 
make plans looking toward the starting of the 
Peking Association sometime during the fall. At 
this first committee meeting plans were made for 
holding several drawing room meetings in dif- 
ferent parts of the city to which groups of 
women should be invited, and the purpose and 
possibilities of the Association presented to them 
with the opportunity of signing as pledged mem- 
bers. Five such meetings were held before the 
end of June, resulting in a pledged membership 
of forty-five, of whom the large majority were 
Christians. A special effort was made to secure 
as large a Christian group as possible, in order 
that through them the Association from the very 
first should be strong in Christian leadership. The 
cordial response which was met with at these 
meetings proved that the Association was some- 
thing which was really wanted by the women of 
the city .... 

Then we had to go out hunting for a house 
which should be large enough to accommodate our 
secretarial family and to furnish the necessary 
rooms for the future Association, and we soon 
found that our hands were full again. We scoured 
the city and looked at houses too small and houses 
too expensive; houses with no ventilation and 
houses with too much ventilation, but finally we 
decided on one which, though it needed quite a 
bit of alteration and repairing, was the best suited 
to our needs. It took most of the summer to get 
the contract legalized, but we were most fortunate 
in having the help of the Chairman of our Pre- 
organization Committee, who was experienced in 
all the intricacies of Chinese rental procedures. 

Because of this we were able to get away for 
our vacations, and the latter part of August found 
us back once more interviewing carpenters, paint- 



ers and electricians. The first of September we 
moved, and it was a day which should be spelled 
with capitals. Mirrors, pictures and waste 
baskets filled with dishes, loaded our rickshas; 
coolies carried the easily damaged pieces of fur- 
niture; the rest was piled promiscuously on mule 
carts, and in ten hours we were all transferred 
from Filial Piety Alley to West Temple Lane. 
For over three weeks we lived in confusion with 
the sound of carpenter's hammers beating an ac- 
companiment to our every thought, but finally all 
was in order and we were able to hold more draw- 
ing room meetings, start our Bible classes, and 
make ready for the day of days which was to wit- 
ness actual organization. The Christian member- 
ship was first called together to elect the Board 
of Directors and a week later came the real birth- 
day of the Association, when eighty-three women 
came to share in the celebration. A detailed ac- 
count of that joyful day would take too long, but 
it was a joyful day, and one of the things we 
were most thankful for, was having our National 
Secretary with us to help us get started in the 
proper way. 

The following week an Educational Rally was 
held, resulting in a registration of over fifty for 
the various classes — English, Sewing, Gymnastics 
and Cooking. The enrollment for Bible study 
has not been as large as we want to make it, only 
forty-four, but as half of these are non-Christians 
we feel as though we were really getting at the 
ones whom we most long to help. There have 
been religious meetings, lectures, socials, commit- 
tee meetings, calling and interviews, a few dis- 
couragements, but far more encouragements . . . 

Then, we have six non-mission schools repre- 
sented in the membership, which means access to 
one of the big fields open to the Association. 
There are nurses, doctors and women from official 
families as well, and they are all working and 
playing .together. "Our Association" means that 
they have found a place where they can give as 
well as receive. And we have had not only a 
second Wellesley secretary, but the gift of a few 
months of the chairman of the committee for 
Wellesley work in North China. She has been 
an untold help in many ways and we know, as 
she goes hack, that she will do even more than be- 
fore at the home end. Our Chinese secretary, 



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THE VVELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Miss Ting, has been responsible in a large meas- 
ure for the wonderful way in which the Associa- 
tion has gone forward. She is a young woman 
of rare ability and we are indeed fortunate in hav- 
ing her as co-secretary. 

In a little over two months' existence, our mem- 
bership has readied one hundred and thirty, and 
new members are constantly coming in, so our 
hope of having two hundred by the end of the 
first year seems in a fair way of being realized. 
But members are, after all, of least importance, 
if only the Association can be to the members a 
means of finding and knowing more fully the 
Christ, the supreme test will have been made and 
made successfully." 

Here at home the contributions from alumnae 
for the North China work have come in well. The 
Committee has been able to meet its quarterly 
payments to the National Board of the_Y. W. C. A. 
promptly and has also paid the deficit of several 
hundred dollars which had been accumulating for 
a year or two. Our next payment of $350 will 
be due July 1st. Toward this amount $134 is 
in hand. Pledges due between now and July 1st 
should be paid promptly. The Committee also 
urges that overdue pledges, amounting to about 
$.75, should be paid as soon as possible. There 
will still be an opportunity for new contribu- 
tors to have a share in the work. Checks should 
be made payable to Wellesley North China Mis- 
sion, and sent to Miss Eleanor Nagle, 141 Crafts 
St., Newtonville, Mass. 



CALIFORNIA NOTES. 



Professor Whiting writes: At last the dream of 
many years is fulfilled and I have seen the Mt. 
Wilson Solar Observatory of the Carnegie In- 
stitution, with its attendant shops, laboratories and 
offices in Pasadena. No wonder they wrest from 
nature her secrets, for the research staff of the 
Observatory consists of fifteen or twenty astrono- 
mers of consummate genius, assisted by the most 
skilled instruments makers, and a computing 
division of fourteen women, most of them gradu- 
ates of colleges or state universities. Miss Eliza- 
beth Connor and Ruth Stone, both of them loyal 
lovers of Wellesley, are among them. Miss Con- 
nor's mother gathered at her lovely home one 
afternoon all these women of the staff. I finally 
told them of some of the women in astronomy I 
had known. 

It speaks well for these women, only a few of 
them primarily trained in astronomy, that they 
have not been willing to do mere routine measur- 
ing or figuring, ignorant of the relation their work 
bore to the great subject. They formed an uplift 
club and remained after hours to give or listen to 
papers on astronomical subjects. The enlight- 
ened spirit of the place is shown by the encour- 
agement the management has given to this move. 
Not only do the astronomers give instructions to 
this Uplift Club, but they have invited them to 
be present at their weekly conference when some- 
one speaks of his own line of work. Dr. Adams, 
now in charge, and Dr. Sears, superintendent of 
the computing division, arranged that I should 
gc) up the mountain on what is commonly known 
as the "Observatory Truck," and that Miss Con- 
nor should go with me to check up the library 
honks on the mountain, and that we should camp 
in what is known as the Kapteyn Cottage, because 
it was occupied by a famous research assistant 
from Holland, now detained at home by the war. 
We had entertained the Kapteyns at Wellesley 
and I wrote a letter to Madam Kapteyn from the 
veranda of her cottage which she loved much, com- 
manding a surpassing view. 

The trip up the untain is by a road, nine 

miles long, which winds in and out and around the 
deep canyons, ever upward, to the summit (i,00(l 
fret above the sea. Seventy-five thousand dol- 
lars have been expended by the Carnegie Institu- 
tion mi this road to make it possible to take the 



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heavy apparatus up from the shops. They have 
thrilling experiences doing this, and the most ex- 
citing will be taking up the hundred inch mirror 
for the largest telescope ever made, which is price- 
less and weighs tons. 

I visited the dome under construction for this. 
Many adjectives might apply to it, but one pre- 
eminently: It is immense. 

I was in the dome of the sixty inch, when a 
photograph of a nebula of four hours exposure 
was being taken. It is pretty tedious work to 
keep one's eyes screwed on the guiding star so 
long, and one's fingers manipulating the electrical 
clock control. 

I was in the observing tower of the hundred and 
seventy-five foot tower-telescope while a photo- 
graph of the solar spectrum was taken with light 
reflected from mirrors at the top of the tower 
to the spectroscope at the bottom of a cement well 
eighty feet deep, and back to the plate. 

A thrilling experience was going up in the 
"bucket" one hundred and seventy-five feet to the 
mirrors. The view from this point was wonder- 
ful. So was that at night looking down upon the 
light of Los Angeles and Pasadena and outlying- 
towns to the distant beaches. 

We also saw through telescopes and with the 
naked eye many other objects, among them a 
comet with a fine little tail which you have prob- 
ably been observing at Wellesley. And the stars 
higher than at Wellesley on account of lower lati- 
tude glittered in the clear mountain air. 



The Association reserves the right to withhold 
the ]jrize, if the theses presented are not, in the 
judgment of the regularly appointed Board of Ex- 
aminers, or by such specialists as they may choose, 
of adequate merit to deserve the award. 

The decision will be announced at the annual 
meeting in April, 1918. 

Requests for application blanks should be ad- 
dressed to the Secretary. 

President, Virginia C. Gildersleeve, Barnard Col- 
lege, New York; secretary, Ada Wing Mead (Mrs. 
A. D.), 083 Wayland Avenue, Providence, R. I. 



NOTICE TO MUSIC LOVERS. 

On Friday, June 1st, 7:45 P. M. a recital 
which promises to be delightful, is to be given at 
Eliot House, Walnut Hill School, Natick, for the 
benefit of the Music Fund of St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, Natick. The artists are: Mme. Martha 
Atwood-Baker, Mrs. Edith L. Bradford, Mr. 
Leverett B. Merrill, and Mr. James Ecker, who 
are well known for ability and charm. Tickets, 
$1.00, 75c, and 50c, may be obtained at the Reg- 
istrar's office or from Miss Conant of the English 
Literature Department or at Walnut Hill School. 
Miss Conant will be glad to assist students to ar- 
range for chaperonage. 



THE ELLEN RICHARDS RESEARCH PRIZE. 

The Naples Table Association for Promoting 
Laboratory Research by Women hereby announces 
the offer of a ninth prize of one thousand dollars 
for the best thesis written by an American woman, 
on a scientific subject. This thesis must em- 
body new observations find new conclusions based 
on independent laboratory research in biological 
(including psychological), chemical, or physical 
science. Papers published as a whole before 191(! 
are not eligible. Theses presented for a Ph. D. 
degree are not eligible. 

The theses offered in competition are to be pre- 
sented to the Executive Committee of the Asso- 
ciation and must be. in the hands of the Chairman 
of the Committee on the Prize, Or. Lillian Welsh, 
Goucher College, Baltimore, Md„ before February 
25, lilt 8. The title page of each manuscript must 
hear an assumed name; and the writer must send 
with her manuscript, a sealed envelope containing 
her application blank and superscribed with her 
assumed name. 



ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE. 

To the Editor of the College News: 

I am asked by a group of Wellesley graduates 
and undergratuates to send you for publication in 
your paper an announcement of the formation of 
the College Woman's Anti-suffrage League of 
Massachusetts. Will you kindly give it space as 
of concern to college women and as a contribution 
toward the conscientious thrashing out of the is- 
sue of woman suffrage, that all intelligent women 
should desire as the means to a wise settlement of 
the question, The League has a membership of sev- 
eral hundred women resident in Massachusetts, rep- 
resenting Wellesley, Radcliffe, Smith, Wheaton, Mt. 
Holyoke, Simmons, Boston University, Vassar, 
I5ryn Mawr and the University of Michigan. In 
several colleges anti-suffrage clubs already exist 
and there is a demand in the undergraduate bodies 
of other colleges for the opportunity for expression 
of Anti-suffrage sentiment. We hope this will like- 
wise find expression and make its definite contribu- 
tion to the intelligent consideration of double suff- 
rage. 

Very truly yours. 
Mils. Herbert Lyman, President. 
llcadville, Mass., May 18th.